Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Q & A, part 1

Q: What's a catechism?
A: Well, according to,
(kăt'ĭ-kĭz'əm) pronunciation
  1. A book giving a brief summary of the basic principles of Christianity in question-and-answer form.
  2. A manual giving basic instruction in a subject, usually by rote or repetition.
  3. A body of fundamental principles or beliefs, especially when accepted uncritically: “the core of the catechism of the antinuclear left, the notion that the threat to peace is technological, not political” (George F. Will).
  4. A close questioning or examination, as of a political figure.

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